Branden Klayko

Beautiful Balmoral Water Reservoir House by Riddel Architecture

by , 07/09/10

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Interior spaces are arranged circularly around a central column and overlook a grand interior courtyard. Existing concrete walls and original fixtures remain visible in the residence and galvanized corrugated steel clads new elements. A large deck separates the public and private spaces in the home.

With a diameter of 72′, the Balmoral Water Reservoir has plenty of space to spare and captures the neighborhood’s Gaelic name meaning “majestic castle.” Lofty ceilings run through the house and circular forms reinforce the tower’s form, demonstrating how adaptive reuse can creatively transform challenging unused buildings into inspiring visions for the future.

+ Riddel Architecture

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2 Comments

  1. matthewbrunswick July 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Its beautiful, but knowing current Australian house prices, it must be $3000000 at least. Good for those who can afford to do it.

  2. rdrjames July 11, 2010 at 1:33 am

    I remember a similar structure in Alhambra, California, but it was many years ago. And I don\\\’t think as elegant at this.

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